Unit Reviewed: OPMOD-Gen3HM Limited Edition ITT 1.0 Model 160 Monocular.
This unit was reviewed in conjunction with operations for U.S border security at an undisclosed location.
The device was well packaged and arrived in good order. The unit is encased in ITT's padded carrying case, but unfortunately, the case is bright yellow.... hardly tactical, and I'd hope that ITT will camo the case in the future. OpticsPlanet however, encased ITT's case in camo green unpadded bag with provisions for shoulder or belt carry.
The unit was reviewed and compared directly against high performance, military grade night vision equipment, and the opinion of 4 operators were added to mine, and here it is: This unit is not one of the Big Dogs.... you'll need another $1,000 Plus investment to get that, but the good news is that all 5 of us agreed that the OP unit can comfortably Run with the Big Dogs, and certainly a very high quality unit for the investment.
The equipment is light weight, not expensive to run, has a gentle, almost non-existent off/on click, something appreciated in a tactical situation. At first use, the operator will notice more eye-easing green than modern military equipment, and slightly more grainy sight picture, but even at that, after you look through the unit for a few minutes, the small grainy that is there, tends to simply fayed into your vision background.
The Objective lens is the one that focuses the image. Mine was fine from the factory, but I...